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Following the success of International Education Week 2017 and our campus-wide experience of "living Danishly," the University of Richmond celebrated South Africa Week from November 12-16, 2018. Themes of justice, reconciliation, commemoration, and environmental stewardship were explored during an array of campus programming that involved students, faculty, staff, and partners from South Africa.
Highlights from the Week
African Film Weekend was curated by UR's Dr. Kasongo Kapanga and Dr. Chris Broodryk of University of Pretoria.
Dr. Chris Broodryk from the University of Pretoria discusses an African Film Weekend screening with a community patron.

Featured Events:

Multi-day Programming:

Community Reading Selections

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah is our community reading for South Africa Week. Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the Library and at the International Center.

The Library has also put together a list of resources on the themes of justice, reconcilliation, commemoration, and the environment.

Additionally, we have curated articles from The New York Times, both current and past, to help frame our thinking for South AfricaWeek.


South Africa in the Classroom

  • Yvonne Howell, Russian

    Introduction to Global Studies

  • Kasongo Kapanga, French

    FYS - Expansion of Europe and Asia Into Africa: The Idea of Otherness

  • Todd Lookingbill, Geography Introduction to Earth Systems and Physical Geography
  • Nicole Maurantonio, Rehotoric and Communications

    Class Lectures and Projects

  • Lidia Radi, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

    Dr. Radi will be teaching from a novel by South African-born novelist J.M. Coetzee.

  • Carol Summers, History

    Food and Power in Africa and Asia

  • Amy Treonis, Biology

    Soil Ecology

UR Intersections with South Africa

2018 Faculty Seminar to South Africa
Day 1: Scholar Patrick Bond of University of Witwatersrand discusses Johannesburg's development with participants during the hike.
Day 2: Faculty Seminar participants pose with an elephant skeleton after a meeting with the Department of Zoology at University of Pretoria.
Day 2: Participants travel to ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute and meet with DeonBakkes who works for the Agricultural Research Counc...